Regular exercise training is critical in maintaining individual health, is necessary to achieve elite levels of human performance and can be used as a therapy to recover from disease. The Sport & Exercise Physiology Research Group aims to further the understanding of the fundamental physiology of exercise and apply this knowledge in these areas of health / disease, elite performance and everyday life.
Research areas of particular interest to us are the regulation of and limitations to oxidative metabolism, fuel selection (fat and carbohydrate oxidation) and endothelial function. We study these areas in adult and paediatric populations, both trained and untrained, and in diseased states such as COPD and cancer.
We are fortunate to have collaborative links with Dr Sandy Jack (University Hospital Aintree), Professor Vish Unnithan (Staffordshire University), Dr Tom Rowland (Baystate Medical Centre, USA), Dr Joanna Bowtell, Professor Andy Jones and Dr Steven Bailey (all University of Exeter) and Dr Constantin Teodosiu (University of Nottingham).
Dr Simon Marwood
Dr Denise Roche
Dr Brynmor Breese
Mr Marc Wells (PhD student)
The effect of pantothenic acid and cysteine supplementation on fat metabolism during exercise
The effect of nitrate ingestion on pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics in work-to-work transitions and exercise tolerance
The effect of exercise training on surgical outcome in patients undergoing chemotherapy for gastrointestinal cancer (Collaborative work based at University Hospital Aintree)
The effect of power variability on performance during cycling time trials (PhD project)
We are currently recruiting subjects for the studies above; please contact Dr Simon Marwood at Marwoos@hope.ac.uk for more information if you would like to volunteer.
T. Rowland, V. Unnithan, P. Barker, M. Guerra, D. Roche, M. Lindley. Orthostatic Effects on Echocardiographic Measures of Ventricular Function. Echocardiography. Epub ahead of print
T. Rowland, V. Unnithan, P. Barker, Lindley M, D. Roche, M. Garrard. Time-of-day effect on cardiac responses to progressive exercise. Chronobiol Int 28 (7): 611-6, 2011
S. Marwood, D. Roche, M. Garrard and V. Unnithan. Pulmonary oxygen uptake and muscle deoxygenation kinetics during recovery in trained and untrained male adolescents. Eur J Appl Physiol. 111 (11): 2775-84, 2011
T. Rowland, V. Unnithan, D. Roche, M. Garrard, K. Holloway and S. Marwood. Myocardial function and aerobic fitness in adolescent females. Eur J Appl Physiol. 111: 1991–7, 2011
S. Marwood, S. Jack, M. Patel, P. Walker, J. Bowtell and P. Calverley. No effect of glutamine ingestion on indices of oxidative metabolism in stable COPD. Respir Physiol Neurobiol. 177 (1): 41-6, 2011
T. Rowland, V. Unnithan, M. Garrard, D. Roche, K. Holloway, J. Sandoval and S. Marwood. Sex Influence on Myocardial Function with Exercise in Adolescents. Am J Hum Biol. 22 (5): 680-2, 2010
D. M. Roche, T. W. Rowland, M Garrard, S. Marwood and V. B. Unnithan. Skin microvascular reactivity in trained adolescents. Eur J Appl Physiol. 108 (6): 120-8, 2010
S. Marwood, D. Roche, T. Rowland, M. Garrard and V. Unnithan. Faster pulmonary oxygen uptake kinetics in trained versus untrained male adolescents. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 42 (1): 127-34, 2010
T. Rowland, M. Garrard, S. Marwood, M. Guerra, D. Roche and V. Unnithan. Myocardial Performance during Progressive Exercise in Athletic Adolescent Males: an Echocardiographic Study. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 41(9): 1721-28, 2009